What to do with precious fabrics, part 2.

Thank you all for your lovely and supportive comments on my last post. Man, you are a dress loving bunch (as if we hadn´t established that before…:-)). Anyways. I still haven´t decided, but I am giving you, and myself some arguments in favor of  a pencil skirt. I give you 16 reasons for making a pencil skirt:

These are 16 different outfits with a blue pencil skirt paired with tops I own, or have in my sewing que.  Those on queue are no. 1, 4, 10 and 15. The rest of the lot, I already have.

But, as if this isn´t argument enough, I will give you 21 more reasons why I shouldn´t make a dress:

These are summery dresses I already own and love. 21 summer dresses. Do you know what the average high is where I spend most of my summers? 19 C degrees. That is the average HIGH. So you see, 21 summer dresses should be more than enough. Especially since I haven´t counted the summer skirts, shorts and tops. I can do that too, if you want to. And make a pie chart. Because I suspect that it doesn´t add up. I honestly don´t think there are enough warm days for me to be able to wear all of my summer clothing. And this is AFTER decluttering! Geeez- I really am bad at giving stuff away.

Alright, I´ll let you know what I´m gonna do on this one…On another note, I have finally started to make a shirt for my darling. I am using David Page Coffins book Shirtmaking as guide, and Negroni (Colette patterns) as pattern. So far so good. I´ve fitted the yoke and the front. It´s a mysterious methods, but it makes sense!

Now, off to the outdoors, I´ve been inside for a couple of days (feeling a bit under the weather), but today the sun is shining, and I will go for a walk and count signs of spring!


  1. Sarah on 10/04/2011 at 17:40

    A pencil skirt is a brilliant idea!! Would you have enough left over to make a coordinating bolero? Cute!

  2. Sølvi on 10/04/2011 at 18:05

    @sarah: you must be reading my mind, that was exactly what I was thinking too! 🙂

  3. kristin on 10/04/2011 at 19:13

    awesome idea!! i love your drawings of how to style it! (ps you have something on my page…)

  4. Zoe on 10/04/2011 at 20:29

    Oooh, you have some seriously lovely dresses there! Presumably you can layer them with tights and cardis and things to get more use from them? I always forget about that as a possibility! Good luck with the skirt, you have more than convinced me that should be your next course of action!


    • Sølvi on 11/04/2011 at 08:57

      Layering sounds like a wonderful idea, I tend to forget that too.!

  5. Steph on 10/04/2011 at 22:43

    The shirtmaking sounds interesting. I love it that you made a case for not making a dress. 🙂 Pencil skirts are so useful!

    • Sølvi on 11/04/2011 at 08:58

      Hehe, well I need to be a more practical seamstress…:-)

  6. Amy on 11/04/2011 at 04:44

    All those warm-weather clothes are telling you to vacation on a tropical isle!!!


    • Sølvi on 11/04/2011 at 09:00

      You are quite right, Amy. That is such a wonderful idea, I think I´m always ready for a tropical isle! 😉

  7. Kristen on 11/04/2011 at 10:29

    You make such a compelling argument! Alright, I surrender! Pencil skirt seems like a great option!

  8. Debbie on 11/04/2011 at 10:44

    I love the drawings. A pencil skirt definitely seems to be called for. Your dress pictures made me smile. Do you ever layer your dresses with a long sleeved tee or sweater so they are effectively being a skirt for the day? I am waiting to see your Liesette/ Simplicity 2245 top too.

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